In a World Where You Can BE Anything… What will you choose?

Melissa chose Genuine

Why does this word resonate with you?

“I think every day I try to genuinely be open and honest and to let my girls be who they are.  We’ve spent so much time trying to be someone that others want us to be and suppress ourselves. I have 18 & 23 year old girls and I want them to know that at the end of the day, if they are genuine with who they are, everything else will be much easier to face.”


If you could give your daughters some advice that they will hold on to the rest of his life, what would that be?

“Be true to yourself.  Be strong and speak your mind. Your words are important. As you go into your life, it is important to show your strength as a female.  100 percent be ok with who you are.”

If you could go back and talked to your past self… what would you say to her?

“I would tell her to stop worrying about the image that you portray to everyone else.  Speak up for what you believe in and have the strength to stand for what is right. There was so much disfunction happening in my marriage and now I understand how important it is to be genuine with everything and not pretend that everything is ok.  Today, I am someone that knows what they will or will not tolerate.  It’s ok to do things by myself.  If I want to be frivolous.. It’s absolutely ok.”


Want to read more stories from women in our community?  Head over to the BE Project Page.

The BE Necklace Line – created by Woolard’s Custom Jewelers

In 2016, I partnered with a good friend of mine and Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson, TX  to create a necklace line.  The idea and intent behind these necklaces was to be a gentle reminder of you we are striving to be, day in and day out.  We often forget that beyond all of that, all of the day to day responsibilities and challenges… we are strong, beautiful, inspiring and so many other things.  We are greater than what we feel every day. To remember that you are capable of great things. If you could BE anything… what would you BE?  The stories you are reading here on the blog are to celebrate women and learn more about why they have chosen the words that resonate with them.

For more information on purchasing a necklace, please visit Woolard’s Custom Jewelers online store.

For more information on Beautiful Evolutions Photography and the different types of sessions we offer, please visit our main website Beautiful Evolutions Photography.

The BE Project with Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project was created in 2016.  Two crazy girls had an idea and it came to life on a napkin at lunch one day. They partnered with a local jeweler, Woolards Custom Jewelry and a beautiful necklace was created.  What began as a marketing campaign turned in to an annual photo project that has allowed people to share a word that is important to them and why that word guides them.  Each year, in January, the project opens back up for registrations.  One week is dedicated to photographing the incredible people that want to join us.  All images are black and white to keep from any distractions.  Just the human and their word.

Head over to THE BE Project page read some of the incredible stories that have been shared with us. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via email at or give us a call at 817-564-3068. 


Please joing the waitlist for this next years project by clicking here: BE Project Waitlist